Citizenship & Naturalization Process
Pursue Citizenship With Help From a York Immigrant Lawyer
There are a variety of different privileges and rights a U.S. citizen has that are not awarded to a green card holder. As a permanent resident who lives in the United States, you may be interested in pursuing the naturalization process to become a citizen.
There are certain qualifications which you must meet in order to submit an application to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) for naturalization. A knowledgeable York immigration lawyer from The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh can advise you as to whether you qualify and how to complete your application.
Eligibility Factors for Naturalization
Because there is a certain amount of proof you must be able to provide to USCIS to obtain citizenship. Rosina C. Stambaugh can help you to gather evidence of your physical presence, continuous residence, and you possess good moral character. She can also help you prepare for your English language and U.S. civics knowledge examinations.
The general requirements for naturalization are as follows:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You must be a permanent resident for three or five years.
- You must have been physically present in the United States for at least half the time.
- You must be able to pass a test of your English abilities and in U.S. history and government.
- You must take an oath of allegiance to the U.S.
Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen
As a U.S. citizen, you will have the right to vote in elections, you can be issued a passport, and you cannot face removal proceedings if you are convicted of a crime. You will also have access to more employment and education opportunities. Once you are a citizen, you will likely feel much more secure residing in the United States. If you believe you meet the qualifications and want to consider citizenship, York immigration attorney Rosina C. Stambaugh can review your situation.
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